Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Seward Spotlight – Harbor Opening

Seward Harbor

Seward Harbor Opening Weekend (SHOW) is a local tradition in Seward that symbolically kicks off the outdoor season.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Trip Spotlight – Guided Sea Kayak Camping Adventures

Sunny Cove offers guided rentals for all of our overnight trips. These trips are offered for groups of four or more who are experienced campers, have their own camping equipment and wish to save money. Sunny Cove provides all kayaking equipment and guides for these trips while you provide all cooking, camping and personal gear.

Hey, less work for us guides! But you’ll still get to enjoy the company of your guide who will love to share information about the geology, history, wildlife, and ecology of our surroundings while providing a safe atmosphere for kayaking.

These trips require a lot of planning and coordination so put this on your radar for next summer!

This is the last post of our trip spotlights for the summer. Hope you enjoyed learning about them and hope to see on the water with us!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Seward Spotlight – Lowell Point

Lowell Point
Lowell Point sits a few miles outside Seward and is where Sunny Cove launches most of our trips from. Home to a small eclectic group of people including your lovely Sunny Cove kayak guides, Lowell Point is a beautiful place I like to hang out and take in the scenery of Resurrection Bay. You will have great views of Fox Island, Caines Head, and Tonsina Beach while relaxing on the Lowell Point beach.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Trip Spotlight – Kenai Fjords National Park Kayak Camping Adventure: Northwestern Fjord

Paddling in Northwestern Fjord
Remote, pristine and rarely visited, Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park is truly one of the world's most remarkable sea kayaking destinations. Kayak amidst icebergs and seals while watching tidewater glaciers calve into protected waters. This stunning location is all the more dramatic and rare due to the relatively recent glacial retreat. The areas we paddle were under a mile of ice as recently as the early 1900's. Available as a three, four or five day adventure.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Seward Spotlight – Iditarod Historic Trail

Mile 0 of the Iditarod Historic Trail

Alaska is well known for the annual Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race that runs from Anchorage to Nome every year in March. Dog mushing was put on the map when a diphtheria epidemic broke out in Nome and the nearest available antitoxin was in Anchorage. This was in the winter of 1925 and the only transportation available was via dog sled and so 20 dog mushers and more than 100 dogs relayed the medical supplies to Nome to save the town.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Staff Spotlight - Ben Daniels

Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum; Ben joins the Sunny Cove team all the way from Lakeland, Florida! Ben spent several years as a white water rafting guide before joining the ranks of sea kayak guides up in Alaska. Meet Ben!

Favorite Food: Apple slices, real peanut butter, and ice cold whole milk

Favorite Movie: Waterworld

Favorite Book: Where the Wild Things Are

Favorite TV Show: Salute Your Shorts

Favorite Sports Team: Auburn University Rugby

Best Alaskan Experience: Chopping wood and eating salmon

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Trip Spotlight – Kenai Fjords National Park Kayak Camping Adventure: Aialik Bay

You will be sleeping near this beautiful glacier

This is where both Holgate and Aialik Glaciers shed their ice to create some of the most magnificent scenery in Kenai Fjords National Park. Aialik Bay's vistas encompass many varieties of glaciers from massive hanging glaciers in the mountains towering above to the tidewater glaciers that flow into the seas below. This spectacular area gives us the opportunity to experience this wonderland of mountains and ice up close and personal. Available as a three, four or five day adventure.

These trips require a lot of planning and coordination so put this on your radar for next summer!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Seward Spotlight – Silver Salmon Derby

If you enjoy fishing, this is the event for you! This weekend kicks off the 59th annual Silver Salmon Derby which is hosted right here in Seward. Anglers from around the state, nation, and world vie for the largest Silver (also known as Coho) Salmon and try to catch one of the many tagged fish worth a variety of different prizes. Caught fish are turned in and sold to raise funds for fish enhancements efforts. This year’s derby will run from August 9th – 17th

~ Danny

Monday, August 4, 2014

Staff Spotlight - Kat Georgia

Hailing from Woodcliff, New Jersey, Kat joined the Sunny Cove team after spending last summer hiking the Appalachian Trail. If you were on the trail, you would know her by the trail name Sassy Pants! Kat is a great part of the team who lives in a van...down by the river...literally. Here's some more interesting stuff about Kat!

Favorite Food: I'll eat anything!

Favorite TV Show: Bob's Burgers

Favorite Book: White Oleander

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Trip Spotlight – Caines Head Kayak Camping Exploration

World War II Bunker on the top of Caines Head

This 3-day, 2-night trip originates at Lowell Point and overnights at Caines Head State Recreation Area. This is a beautiful, historically important, area that offers encounters with numerous species of wildlife from sea otters and sea lions to bald eagles and sea birds. Trails at Caines Head and Derby Cove provide spectacular views of Resurrection Bay and the North Coast of the Gulf of Alaska. Caines Head provides a fun combination of hiking and kayaking at a budget price.

Caines Head is a popular spot among tourists and going on the kayak camping exploration trip allows our guests to enjoy the area without the rush to get back to Seward in one day. Once camp is set up, there’s a ton of options to keep your group busy exploring Caines Head State Recreation Area.